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Engineer II

Company Name:
Canon
Company Overview:
Canon Virginia, Inc. located in Newport News, Virginia is a global manufacturer for Canon's office and consumer products. Our innovative and efficient production methods along with our environmental commitment make us a leading global manufacturer. Since opening our doors in 1985, Canon Virginia has provided world class manufacturing services.
Position Overview:
The primary function for this position will be to prepare for and implement process equipment and automated equipment required for production, assembly and/or filling operations. This role will work with third party vendors to procure and/or install automated equipment.
Responsibilities:
Must identify potential areas for automation, develop the cost justifications, schedules, etc., and must be must be able to successfully implement those plans on time and within budget.
Able to envision innovative automation solutions utilizing flexible designs such as robotics and/or vision systems.
Will identify and understand the critical details and engineering principles while working within the overall project scope.
Investigates, researches, and/or analyzes new technology and existing equipment/systems to determine need for modification/improvement and the feasibility of introducing new equipment or processes.
Plans and designs automated production equipment or systems, such as instruments, controls, machines, and mechanical or electrical systems, by applying knowledge of engineering principles.
Reviews contractor proposals with Purchasing and evaluates vendors and proposed equipment. Makes recommendations regarding how project should be implemented.
Designs, develops, assembles, and tests prototype equipment/systems for new/improved functions and/or processes. Analyzes data to verify efficiency/reliability of prototypes.
Coordinates fabrication and testing of new equipment/systems for in-house projects. Coordinates and communicates with affected departments throughout process.
Coordinates vendor activities and oversees installation process to ensure adherence to schedule and to ensure machines and equipment are installed and functioning according to specifications. Conducts testing and initially approves payment for services/equipment. Coordinates and communicates with affected departments throughout process.
Determines parts supply, maintenance tasks, safety procedures, and service schedule required to maintain machines and equipment in prescribed condition.
Coordinates operation, maintenance, and repair activities to obtain optimum utilization of machines and systems.
Troubleshoots equipment problems.
Qualifications:
Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering with 3-5 years' experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
Basic knowledge of PLC programming, experience with RS Logix is a plus.
Basic knowledge of HMI programming and implementation.
Must have project engineering experience, preferably related to production equipment.
Experience with robotics and vision systems (programming and implementing) is a plus.
Ability to create and comprehend schematics and controls drawings.
Possess working knowledge of NEC (NFPA 70 and NFPA 79) requirements.
Proficiency with CAD software preferred - AutoCad Electrical preferred, but not required.
Must possess strong communication skills to effectively interact with various levels of nontechnical, technical and management members.

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